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P ape r K atana by K ale i Anne Lundbe rg c o pyright 1 9 9 8

1. S ta rt w ith a 1x3 she e t, w hite side up.

4. T urn pa pe r ove r.

2. D ivide pa pe r int e ight e qua l se c tions le ngthw ise .

5. F old the 2 le ft se c tions to the right a nd the 3 right se c tions to the le ft.

3. V a lle y fold the top fourth dow n. Just pinc h the e dge a t the ha lf point to ge t the la ndm a rk.

6. T he double a rrow he a d line indic a te s w he re the ra w e dge or e dge s w ill be on the m ode l.


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N ote : T his is w ha t it w ill look like w he n vie w e d ftom the top..

7. S lip the 2 se c tions unde rne a th into the top se c tion. N ote w he re the ra w e dge s la y.

8. R oll the tube ove r one se c tion a t a tim e a nd sha rply c re a se . T w ic e .

9. F old the right se c tion to the le ft on top a nd the le ft se c tion the right be hind.

T op vie w . N ote : T he c e nte r se c tion, front a nd ba c k w ill be c om e the outside surfa c e s. T he divide d se c tions w ill be c olla pse d into the m ode l. T his is the tric ky pa rt. 10. F old top se c tion in ha lf. C re a se sha rply. R e pe a t be hind.

11. U nfold to ste p 8. C re a se the tw o line s show n by a ligning a b a long bd a nd the n c d a long bd.


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sta rt F inishe d

T op vie w of the c olla pse .

T w o side vie w s, one during the c olla pse , one a fte r, show ing the bla de sunk into the hilt. 12. T his fold involve s spre a ding, sinking a n d c ola psing a ll in one ste p. D on't pa nic . W ork c a re fully a nd it w ill fa ll into pla c e . S ta rt by folding the c olore d se c tion (the hilt/gua rd) a t a right a ngle to the w hite (bla de ) se c tion a nd ope ning the tube . P inc h the c orne rs to spre a d a long the c re a se s m a de in ste p 11 to the c e nte r (undivide d) se c tions. M a ke sure it w ill la y fla t on e ithe r side of the bla de . T he re st of the fold w ill ha ve to be c om ple te d off the ta ble . B e ginning a t the top c olla pse the hilt a c c ordia n style . (not a ll the folds w ill be going the right w a y. Just e a se the m in ge ntly, fo llow ing e xisting c re a se s.) W he n it w on't fla tte n e a sily, sta rt to sink the bla de upw a rd into the hilt. T his is a c c om plishe d by sm a ll roc king m otions a nd a lte rna te pinc he s a t the outside c orne rs until the gua rd is form e d a nd fa lls fla t a nd e ve nly ove r both side s of the bla de . N ote how the c e nte r se c tion lie s. If your m ode l looks like the finishe d dia gra m ...Y ou ha ve done it!!! C ongra tula tions. 13. F old the gua rd se c tion upw a rds on both side s. M a ke the dia gona l c re a se s a s in ste p 11.

14. F old the gua rd dow n to form a pla tform a t a right a ngle to the bla de . B e c a re ful to ke e p the pa pe r inside the tube lin e d up a nd c olla pse the bla de just like the hilt. N o sinking m otion this tim e .

15. T he re should now be tw o gua rd pla tform s. O ne w hite a nd one c olore d. S lip the w hite unde r the la ye r of c olore d pa pe r one side a t a tim e to c re a te a single c olore d gua rd.


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16. U nde r vie w s of the gua rd. Fold the outside points to the e dge of the bla de a nd hide the folds unde r the top la ye r to round.

17. C lose up of the bla de tip. Fold a ll la ye rs up a long line a nd c re a se .

18. A fte r pre form ing a n a sym m e rtric a l inside re ve rse a sm a ll fla g w ill be pushe d to the outside .*

* B a sic a lly w ha t ne e ds to be done is to fold the tip to the inside a long the c re a se m a nde in 17. T he re w ill be m ore pa pe r on one side of the fold tha n the othe r a nd w he n it c om e s through on the ba c k it w ill push a sm a ll bit of pa pe r outw a rd in one of the tw o se c tions. Fold this fla g ove r a nd into the va lle y of the othe r se c tion to loc k the tip c lose d.

19. P inc h the front a nd ba c k se c tions of the hilt toge the r to form a sta r sha pe d ha ndle . Y ou a re done . A sm a ll dot of glue (Y e s, I did use the G -w ord) inside the hilt w ill he lp to hold the sta r sha pe but isn't re a lly ne c e ssa ry.

Sta rting w ith a 10" pa pe r c ut into thirds the m ode l w ill be a bout 6 inc he s.


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